Province introduces program encouraging technology growth in Sask.
Innovation Saskatchewan is accepting applications for its new Made in Saskatchewan Technology (MIST) program.
MIST is designed to improve public service delivery in government through products from Saskatchewan technology-based companies.
Chosen applicants will receive a government contract of up to $10,000. Their product will receive feedback and validation from government users.
“Saskatchewan is home to a thriving technology sector, and the MIST program is another way the government can encourage its growth,” said Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Saskatchewan’s innovation minister.
Companies need to be based in Saskatchewan, have annual revenue under $500,000, and have no more than 30 employees.
If accepted, companies and their technologies will be offered to ministries, agencies and Crown corporations to identify partnerships.
When a match is found, the company will present its technology and will earn a six-month pilot project agreement.
“The MIST program gives our tech startup companies the opportunity to work with the government to improve service delivery for Saskatchewan citizens,” Beaudry-Mellor said.
Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. To learn more and how to apply visit www.innovationsask.ca.